Underground Wellness Radio

Underground Wellness Radio is where health, personal development, and entrepreneurship meet head-on to reveal the blueprint for coming alive. Host Sean Croxton delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a variety of special guests including Chris Kresser, Diane Sanfilippo, Marie Forleo, Mark Sisson, and more.
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May 26, 2015

Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, reveals a new paradigm in human energy production. Can humans derive energy from sunlight? 


Here's what we talked about: 


4:03 – The process of finding credible info and how to become a better researcher. 


9:15 – Biology 101! How we might be more like plants than we originally thought. 


13:30 – Evolution and energy: why it’s only common sense that we can use sunlight for energy and why it might even be better for our bodies to do so. 


16:09 – Exactly what and why you need to know about CoQ10 to give you more energy (with less oxidative stress!)


20:18 – Hairless humans: The evolutionary side of losing our hair to capture more light and energy from the sun.


26:16 – The many sides of melanin and skin pigment.


29:50 – Can we live without food? Pseudo-science versus significant studies. 


31:43 – Sunbathing, burning, cancer and chlorophyll, internal sunscreen. Sunlight is toxic if there isn’t enough chlorophyll, how we can use the sun to protect ourselves


34:16 – Why you should eat more greens … no matter what type of diet you eat. 


36:26 – Recommendations for sunlight exposure. The best times to be in the sun and what to eat for the best benefits.


39:04 – Are we being unfair to the food? When the benefits of food outweigh the burden of naturally occurring toxins and why it’s never just about energy. 


44:45 – How to get more awesome information from Sayer Ji!


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 

May 19, 2015

Rich Roll, co-author of The Plantpower Way and host of The Rich Roll Podcast, stops by to share his incredible story of overcoming alcoholism and food addiction, and how he transformed himself into one of the fittest people on the planet.


Here's what we talked about: 


3:08 – How Rich went from being awkward, insecure little guy picked last for kickball to an alcoholic attorney headed towards death or jail. 


13:55 – Rich spends his 30s sober, medicating with work, food and the Window Diet until he finally gets a reality check to make a change. 


18:59 – The first thing Rich did to turn things around and how he “accidentally” got to a plant based diet. 


22:49 – Debunking the debunking of The China Study: it’s influence on Rich’s new lifestyle and what he thinks we can take away from the book. 


28:44 – Can an old school food cause brand new disease? Why these issues are much more complicated than we’d like to believe and how we can start to simplify it so people aren’t so confused about what to eat. 


38:34 – Taking personal power and responsibility for your health and how to really figure out the best diet for you. 


40:20 – Will giving up animal products alone make you immune to disease? How to avoid being a junk vegetarian or vegan. 


43:25 – How Rich tested the resiliency of the human body with five Iron Man competitions in one week!


48:42 – The big difference between training for performance and training for longevity and why Rich’s participation in endurance events is more about his soul than it is about his body.


56:03 – Addictions and extreme personalities: some wise words on what we can all do to keep ourselves in check and make choices that will lead us to becoming better versions of ourselves.


59:49 – All about The Plantpower Way and Rich’s podcast. 


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 

May 12, 2015

Dr. David Perlmutter — author of Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life — returns to the podcast to reveal shocking research on the role of gut bacteria in depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and autism.


Here's what we talked about: 


2:27 – A disaster for medicine? The big problem with looking at the body as different, separate parts and thinking of bacteria as a problem. 


6:36 – It all starts in the gut. The set-point of inflammation, the long list of diseases associated with it and why treatments for them don’t always work. 


12:35 – What does an optimal microbiome even look like?


14:54 – The power of dirt and how our obsession with “dangerous” germs could be doing us more harm than good. 


17:47 – The importance of diversity in the gut and a few things you can do to help your gut help your body.


22:05 – The 3 important brain chemicals your gut makes to keep you healthy. Plus, more evidence for the gut-brain axis and how you can use it as a powerful approach for treating some major disorders. 


29:46 – What’s really behind depression and anxiety? The link between gut health and mental health. 


34:46 – The biggest problems with feeding out microbiome the standard american diet and what you can do to fix it. (Put down that diet soda.) 


39:11 – Some awesome studies about more ways our gut impacts our lives…and can even change your perception of the world around you! 


42:31 – Is gut trouble the root cause of ADHD and Autism? How treating the smoke and ignoring the fire is getting us into trouble and some new ideas from science about curing these conditions. 


53:17 – Will we ever see widespread support for probiotics and nutritional supplements? Dr. Perlmutter gives us his take. 


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. 


May 5, 2015

Mark Schatzker, award-winning food journalist and author of The Dorito Effect, reveals the surprising truth about food and flavor. Topics include why artificial flavoring may be a missing piece of the obesity puzzle, the satiating benefits of natural food toxins, and why you may have no idea what a real chicken tastes like.


Here's what we talked about: 


3:31 – The most important word in our food world and how a family vacation changed the world of flavor, allowing us to make food taste anyway we it want it to.


6:39 – Why do we use so much flavor? The technology of food and the reason most strawberries taste like cardboard.


8:14 – How a simple “Chicken of Tomorrow Contest” got us moving in the wrong direction of cheaper, faster, diluted chickens and vegetables.


16:27 – Food crisis or flavor disorder? A new look at obesity and why we’re eating more than we ever have before.


20:06 – The fascinating way one company is using your feelings as flavors in order to get you to eat their foods (and get us into overeating trouble.)


22:11 – Why does food even have flavor in the first place? What your DNA has to do with flavor and nutrition and how your body knows what’s in food before you even eat it.


24:12 – The realities of flavor, cravings and food addiction: how fake flavor sells us a promise it can’t deliver.


25:56 – The joke of “natural” flavor, the antioxidant that might actually be making your real food taste good, and why you should always take a look at that ingredient list —even if it’s a “health” food.


33:12 – What the amazing nutritional wisdom of animals and humans can teach us about eating food that gives us what we need and what goes wrong when you throw fake flavorings into the mix (plus what you can do to fix it)!


44:58 – Is there enough real food to go around? The tradeoff between quality and quantity in our food supply.


47:22 – Are toxins in our food really that big of a deal? Mark’s take on chemicals and toxins in foods we are consuming and why we can so easily overeat refined processed foods.


52:06 – The best evidence that we’re getting the obesity problem wrong and how you can use bitter foods to increase satiety.


57:31 – Some helpful info for finding real chickens.


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.